First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio

First Modern Streamflow Measurement in Ohio (HM88I)

Location: Columbus, OH 43201 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.44', W 83° 1.394'

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Streams are both a principal economic resource and a natural hazard in Ohio. Accurate and systematic streamflow records are crucial in protecting lives and property and ensuring an adequate water supply. At this site in 1892 and 1893, engineering students from The Ohio State University (OSU) made the first streamflow measurements in Ohio with a current meter - a technology still in use at the beginning of the 21st century. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an agency that cooperated with OSU in stream-data collection until the early 1900s, furnished the current meters.
HM NumberHM88I
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number51-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByU.S. Geological Survey and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327267 N 4428681
Decimal Degrees39.99066667, -83.02323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.44', W 83° 1.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 26.40" N, 83° 1' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1345 Olentangy Trail, Columbus OH 43201, US
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